Lake sediments of the Kindo Peninsula and its surroundings (Karelian Coast of the White Sea) – Holocene stratigraphy and dynamics of organic accumulation
Keywords:lacustrine sediments, organic matter in lake sediments, loss on ignition, isolation basins
Sediment stratigraphy and dynamics of organic accumulation of eight small isolation basins at the Kindo Peninsula and its surroundings (Karelian Coast of the White Sea) were studied. The sediments structure and organic matter dynamics were found to depend on the age of the isolation that, in turn, depends on the lake’s elevation. The thickest gyttja layer (up to 3 m) with loss-on-ignition values ca 60% formed in the lakes at the highest elevations. The thickness of marine-lacustrine transitional units varies from few cm to tens cm. The earlier isolation from the sea took place the thinner the transitional unit. In the lakes where isolation has not finished yet, the transitional sediments with LOI values ca 20-30% still form.
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